This course was originally commissioned by the Arup in the 1970s. It has since been run for many of UK and Europe’s leading consultancies and for the IStructE.

Please note that completion of Understanding Structural Behaviour (e-course or classroom form), is recommended prior to starting this course.

This course explores the limitations of computer analyses and the checks that are essential. It also presents methods for approximate methods for checking computer output.

This case study describes the design of a complex arch at Cribbs Causeway, on the outskirts of Bristol.